Near Hotel le Twelve

Place de la Nation

Formerly known as place of the “Trône-Renversé” , the Place de la Nation took its current name for the national holiday of July 14, 1880. This place is famous for having hosted one of the most active guillotine during the French Revolution.

Place de la Nation is located in the east of Paris, between Place de la Bastille and the Bois de Vincennes, now the starting point of many demonstrations in Paris.

You will find in the center of the place an imposing bronze sculpture made by Dalou, and called “Triumph of the Republic”, she is surrounded by many local shops and a garden with beautiful flower beds.